Long Covid Kids in the News
Long Covid affects children like Tilly Orange worldwide. Tilly is having tests to see if her organs have been affected by the COVID-19 infection. Specialists say understanding is changing. Doctors and scientists admit they have little clue on how to diagnose and treat the thousands of children worldwide who still suffer from coronavirus months after being infected. A study now wants parents to collate and share information to help the medical community understand the impact of the disease. TRT World Health Correspondent, Nicola Hill reports from Kent, UK.
April 1st 2021
Head teacher Ian Rix said: “Now we know when the levels aren’t safe, twice we have evacuated children from the classrooms when it has increased to the red level and they haven’t been allowed to return until we have reached the green level.
“This makes the staff and children feel reassured that their learning space is being properly ventilated. I feel happier knowing people are working in a safer environment.”
March 16th 2021
Children suffer with long Covid for over eight months on average, a study suggests.
One in ten parents of the 510 young people surveyed said that their children had returned to previous levels of physical activity. Many also reported a ‘significant prevalence’ of neuropsychiatric symptoms.
February 19th 2021
CHANNEL 4 NEWS
About one in ten people with Covid continue to experience symptoms after 12 weeks. There are some who have been experiencing symptoms for almost a year – many unable to work, others, even children, having to use a wheelchair. We’ve been out to meet families wondering when, and if, they or their loved ones will ever get better.
May 3rd 2021
“It’s emerging that this is an overlooked and special area of people affected by Covid,” he said. “We’ve allowed the common understanding to spread that children don’t get Covid and/or if they get it, they don’t get it bad, and that if they get it, they don’t get long Covid. Clearly, things aren’t that simple and we need more detail and more stats to tell us more.” Michael Rosen
March 25th 2021
LCK Co founder Fran Simpson Lecturer in Psychology and Counselling,
co-wrote this article for
Professor of General Practice Research, Director of Clinical Academic Training,
Deputy Lead of Clinical and Professional Practice,
, and Honorary Associate Professor, UCL
February 24th 2021
The advocacy group Long COVID Kids now has more than 1,700 children as members, and it is growing fast. If we are to assess risk on behalf of children, surely we need to know the prevalence of Long COVID in them and whether it has any detrimental impact on their long-term health?
February 15th 2021
There are now calls for the condition to be recognised as an "occupational disease" for frontline workers - while concerns have been voiced about the long-term effect of the virus on some children.
So what's it like to be struggling with long COVID nearly a year after contracting the virus - and when could the symptoms finally subside?
April 1st 2021
Fran Simpson LCK Co founder is the Scarborough mum whose children suffered for months from suspected long Covid is helping lead a campaign for more research into the devastating condition
“I want people to be aware that this is a possibility,” she said. “There are some really brilliant doctors and increasingly, because people are seeing children with long Covid now, there is increasing curiosity around it.
“There are people who want to find out more but there are some who want to close it down.”
March 11th 2021
Christmas morning is one I will never forget. Sitting in A&E with my 16-year-old daughter, Liliana, whose long Covid symptoms had grown so bad she was in constant, excruciating pain and had vomited in the car all the way to the hospital, I hoped that finally something might be done to help her....
February 23rd 2021
Co-founder Fran Simpson writes - LONG-COVID IN CHILDREN – PARENTS AND FAMILIES’ PERSPECTIVES NEED TO BE HEARD
PARENTS HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING to obtain help and support, watching their children with persistent symptoms following acute infection with COVID-19. Early on in the pandemic, parents and children felt they were disbelieved by their general practitioners (GPs) as they witnessed an emerging phenomenon.
January 14th 2021
Parents of children who have been suffering from the long-term effects of Covid, are calling for greater awareness of its ''terrifying'' impact on children.
16-year-old Liliana, from Lincolnshire, tested positive for the virus in September of last year. After what she thought was a recovery, her health "dramatically" worsened.